Ordinary eggs are good
Eggs are a powerhouse food – a concentrated package of high quality natural proteins, vitamins, minerals and some essential elements you require in a balanced diet. Eggs are one of the few foods that contain vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. In fact ordinary two eggs, 100g serve, will provide about 16% of your daily Vitamin D requirements (RDI). And eggs contain the highest quality complete food protein available.
But our egg is incredible
We have researched a special patented diet for our hens, a balanced diet boosted with natural supplements rich in good Omega fats and certain essential vitamins. Ecoeggs are an ideal food for sportspeople, pregnant women and anyone who generally cares about their health and what they eat. Ecoeggs contain increased levels of Omega 3, Vitamin E, B12 and Vitamin D compared to an ordinary egg, as well as being a good source of Folate, Selenium, and Iodine. Two ecoeggs provide 28% AI (Adequate Daily Intake) of Omega-3.
We think a healthy, happy hen lays a healthier, better tasting egg.
|Nutrient||ecoeggs are a nutrient
|And this is how may normal eggs you would need to eat to equal one ecoegg|
|EPA, DPA, DHA
ecoeggs contain more than 2.5 the EPA, DPA and DHA of ordinary eggs (0.11% vs 0.28%).
ecoeggs contain nearly 5 times the Vitamin E of ordinary eggs (2.3% vs 11.0%).
Ecoeggs contain 2.5 times Vitamin B12 of ordinary eggs (0.08% vs 0.2%).
Servings per package 5 in 10 pack, 3 in 6 pack
Serving size 100g (2 eggs)†
|Average Quantity||per Serving||per 100g|
|ENERGY||559kJ (6% DI)||559kJ|
|FAT, TOTAL||12.5g (18% DI)||10.1g|
|– SATURATED||3.4g (14% DI)||3.4g|
|– OMEGA–3 (TOTAL)||0.5g||0.5g|
|– DHA & DPA||0.26g||0.26g|
|CARBOHYDRATE||1.3g (<1% DI)||1.3g|
|– SUGARS||0.3g (<1% DI)||0.3g|
|SODIUM||136mg (6% RDI)||136mg|
|VITAMIN E||11mg (100% RDI)||11mg|
|IODINE||61mcg (41% RDI)||61mcg|
|FOLATE||122mcg (61% RDI)||122mcg|
|VITAMIN B12||2mcg (100% RDI)||2mcg|
|IRON||1.6mcg (12% RDI)||1.6mcg|
|SELENIUM||42mcg (60% RDI)||42mcg|
Currently there are no official RDI values for Omega 3, but the NHMRC instead recommends an Adequate Intake, which in Australia is 1570 mg/day for an average adult. Source NHMRC.
For further information on these essential vitamins and minerals click through to our detailed page on nutrition.
DHA, the Smart Omega-3
DHA is the key essential Omega-3 fat. DHA is particularly important for pregnant and nursing mothers, infants, and the elderly. Fish is probably your main source of DHA, but it's expensive we often don't eat enough of it.
Our ecoegg offers you a natural and inexpensive alternative.
We source our DHA from Nu-Mega, an Australian company who specialise in the production of high grade tuna oil. A number of highly regarded Australian food companies source special oils from Nu-Mega. The patented process applicable to ecoeggs, developed by Dr. David Farrell, uses tuna oil in combination with flaxseed oil. This concentrated natural supplement, free of animal proteins, is added at very low levels into our hens’ diet.